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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Highway 371 Backus to Hackensack detour ending
Cass County Board: Fewer children in out of home placements, but costs rise
Crow Wing County Board: Drug tests disqualify some seeking public assistance
Minnesota Power offers cold weather protection against service disconnection
Hail to the sun: Glowing orb should stick around for the week
Cross-country: Tiger boys finish 6th at Henning
Volleyball: PR-B second at Big Axe Tourney - 24-game win streak ends against Brainerd
Volleyball: Patriots win 2 of 4 in Apple Valley
Trap shooting: Fabian helps BSU take trap shooting title
Junior Hockey: Rochester tips North Stars in OT
Christopher Alan "Chris" Johnson
Gerald (Red) Moeller
Going Dutch: Hodgepodge Potatoes are a cold-weather comfort
Pleasant Hill Church to host fall harvest concert
Wonderful winter squash!
Out of the Darkness Nisswa Walk
Eagles Nest Church to host spaghetti dinner
Grim's Tales: The Time Lapse Debacle
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
The Cracker Barrel: Enemy of progress?
Just say yes to Apple Day
When visiting Mom's house, prepare for prehistoric appliances
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 14, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: Sept. 30, 2018
50th Wedding Anniversary
October 14, 2018
BWCAW turns 40: Boundary Waters Act of 1978 was far from a sure thing
DULUTH — It passed the U.S. Senate in the last minutes of the last day of a Congressional session that may have been its last chance to...
October 14, 2018 - 6:05am
May 2, 2018
Twin Metals gets leases back from feds
DULUTH -- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, May 2, said it has reinstated the mining exploration leases for the proposed Twin Metals underground copper mine southeast of Ely. The move is a reversal of a late Obama administration move that revoked the leases because of the...
May 2, 2018 - 7:35pm
April 1, 2018
Dads, daughters continue decade-long tradition of winter camping
GUNFLINT TRAIL, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — On a bright March afternoon, a procession of winter travelers moved across the crusted snow...
April 1, 2018 - 6:00am
March 25, 2018
Hot ice-fishing on the Gunflint Trail
ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. — Something is wrong here. We are lake trout fishing on a wilderness lake 60 miles north and west of Grand...
March 25, 2018 - 6:41am
December 22, 2017
Twin Metals gets federal mining leases back
DULUTH — Twin Metals Minnesota will get back its permits to explore for copper on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and continue working toward a copper mine southeast of Ely, under a decision Friday by the U.S. Interior Department. The move by the Trump...
December 22, 2017 - 8:37pm
November 29, 2017
US House delays vote on Minn. mining bill
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House on Wednesday debated legislation that would reopen areas near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern...
November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 2, 2017
Forest Service to drop BWCAW lottery after 2018
ELY, Minn. — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that its lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permits for...
October 2, 2017 - 6:00am
June 27, 2017
Copper-mining supporters to boycott St. Paul hearing
DULUTH, Minn. — Supporters of copper-mining projects near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness say they will boycott a public hearing on the issue slated for July 18 in St.Paul. The U.S. Forest Service is holding the hearing to take public input on their plan for a two-year...
June 27, 2017 - 11:26pm
June 22, 2017
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
DULUTH, Minn. — Conservation, hunting and angling groups are battling back against U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's effort to undo a moratorium on...
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 16, 2017
Agencies get earful on mining ban
DULUTH — The federal agencies responsible for a proposed mining ban near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness got an earful Thursday...
March 16, 2017 - 9:26pm
February 21, 2017
Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
DULUTH — Leave no trace does not mean leave no money behind, it turns out. A new report shows the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness...
February 21, 2017 - 7:26pm
February 7, 2017
Northeast MN county dives into federal copper mining debate
DULUTH — St. Louis County commissioners will likely approve a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 7, calling on President Donald Trump's administration...
February 7, 2017 - 7:13am
January 10, 2017
Environmental groups planning lawsuit to stop PolyMet mine
DULUTH — Two environmental groups on Tuesday said they will file suit in federal district court to stop the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., a long-expected move that would mark the first legal action to stop the project.
January 10, 2017 - 3:57pm
April 1, 2016
April Fools' pranks include football robots, black eye for Google, electric paddle
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bogus ad campaigns, a failed prank by Google, Ivy League football robots and an attempt at humor on the fraught presidential...
April 1, 2016 - 10:22am